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Keratoconus: A literature review

5 May 1986


An overview of clinical diagnosis, etiology, and treatment is provided to help the clinician understand keratoconus. Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory thinning and protrusion of the cornea. The exact etiology is unclear. Gas permeable rigid contact lenses have proven to be a successful method of treatment. Surgical intervention should only be considered after other methods of treatment have proven unsuccessful.


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